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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cooler temperatures continue to aid firefighters on Pioneer Fire

BOISE, IdahoSeptember 13, 2016 – Cooler temperatures in the low 60s raised humidity levels on Monday, bringing slightly beneficial moisture to the southeastern corner of the Pioneer Fire. 

Today’s weather will continue these conditions and fuel moisture levels are expected to rise, which will make fire spread less likely. There is a 20 percent chance of showers later in the day and expected high temperatures in the 40s and 50s.  Overall, these weather conditions provide an opportunity for firefighters to gain the upper hand on the spread of the fire.

Monday’s winds pushed a few spot fires into the Scott Creek drainage, but firefighters and aerial operations successfully suppressed these spot within containment lines. Moderate weather aided fire management and helped facilitate suppression repairs; today resources will advance these efforts.

In the fire’s upper region in Bear Valley, crews will continue to strengthen containment lines to prevent further northeastern movement of the fire. They will continue to improve indirect fire lines along National Forest System (NFS) Roads 591 and 555, east and northeast of Deadwood Reservoir. 

Throughout the southern portion of the fire, below highway 17, resources will monitor and prepare the area for repair activities. Residents and travelers to these regions should be alert for the presence of firefighting crews and heavy equipment.

The Boise National Forest has issued a revised closure order for the southern portion of the fire. The current closure order and map are available on online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/boise/alerts-notices.

The daily outlook for air quality is available at idsmoke.blogspot.com.

 FAST FACTS:  The Pioneer Fire is 186,192 acres and 56% contained. 1,110 personnel are assigned to the fire. Resources include: 29 crews, 6 helicopters, 28 engines, 3 dozers, 6 water tenders and 3 masticators.

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TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS:  http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_6_6910.html
FIRE RELATED QUESTIONS: Email pioneerfire2016@gmail.com
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 FIRE RELATED QUESTIONS: Email pioneerfire2016@gmail.com

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:  idahofireinfo.com